Shiv Khera: An Author, Educator, Business Consultant, and A Much Sought-After Speaker.

Shiv Khera inspires and encourages individuals to realize their true potential. He has taken his dynamic personal messages to opposite sides of the globe, from the U.S. to Singapore. His 40 years of research and understanding has put millions on the path of growth and fulfillment. Over 8 million copies of his books have been sold globally including his international bestseller “You Can Win” in 21 languages. His Clients include Lufthansa, HP, DHL, HSBC, Canon, Nestle, Philips, Mercedes, Johnson & Johnson, MetLife, and many more. Tens of thousands have benefitted from his dynamic workshops internationally in over 20 countries and millions have heard him as a Keynote Speaker. He has appeared on numerous radio and television shows. Mr. Khera is the brand ambassador of the Round Table Foundation. He has been honored by The Lions International and Rotary International. His trademark is: Winners don’t do different things; they do things differently.

Who Is Mr. Shiv Khera? Where Did He Start from?

One of the world’s most respected speakers on attitude, leadership, motivation, and values. He has the rare ability to energize an audience yet deliver complex matters in a simplified manner He is a B. Com, third division, he failed in his 10th. In school he was a backbencher, troubling the frontbenchers. He come from a business family that owned coal mines in India. The mines were nationalized and the government took them over. Right from being mine owners, he came on the streets. And the streets means literally streets. He did not create the mines, he only inherited them. Some families had money but his did not. His father passed away when he had just graduated from college and they were left with the liabilities. All the assets were gone. He had been married just four weeks then. He remembers that a year later his daughter was born and he had to sell some of the last pieces of his mother’s jewelry to get her released from the hospital. He did not have even 10 bucks to buy milk. He tried his hands on three businesses and failed in all three. Finally, on November 13, 1975, he left India. Initially, he went to Toronto and started life with a bucket in his hand, washing cars door to door for about a year and a half. Then totally by accident, he got into selling life insurance where he was almost fired within the first three months for non-performance.

Turning Points

There were some turning points that actually changed the direction of his life. He attended a program by Dr. Norman Vincent Peale, author of the book The Power of Positive Thinking. That was the time he realized that up till then he kept blaming the whole world for his failures, not realizing that he was his own biggest problem. Nothing changed outside, something changed inside. And the direction of his life changed completely. Thereafter, things turned around. He moved to the US and got into three businesses. He collaborated with a company out of California in 1984, started the New Jersey operations with no clients and eventually sold the company with close to 500 clients. Why does he share his life story with public? For two reasons:

  • He kept failing all his life and kept blaming the whole world for his failures not realizing that he was his own biggest problem. Nothing changed outside but something changed inside and the direction of his life changed.
  • He learned that there are more people in this world who are not working than there are people who are unemployed.

While selling life insurances he was on commission and would only get paid if he sold; but there were many people on salary who were not doing their jobs. That is the time he understood the difference between making money and earning money. That’s the time he understood that making money is criminal and earning money is spiritual, because when you earn money then you put your energy and ethics behind it.
His life lessons help others to grow more.

The Keynote Speaker and Author, Shiv Khera

Shiv Khera is a motivational speaker who is also the founder of Qualified Learning Systems USA. His 30 years of research and experience have helped organizations across the globe to grow and fulfil their potential. His client list is impressive and includes Lufthansa, HP, Citigroup, HSBC, Canon, Nestle, Mercedes Benz, Johnson & Johnson to name but a few. Shiv Khera is an international bestselling author who has authored 16 books, including the international bestseller, ‘You Can Win’, which has sold about 4 million copies in 21 languages. The book focuses on achieving success through personal growth and a positive attitude. Subsequent books include ‘Living with Honor’, about living honorably and respectably in a fractured world and ‘Freedom is Not Free’, about the need for action to reform Indian society. ‘You Can Sell’ was published in 2010. His latest book ‘You Can Achieve More’ emphasizes on living life by design, not by default and leaving a legacy for the generations to come.

Giving Back

When Mr. Khera saw his own life changed personally, professionally and socially, that when he realized that it is time to give back. Someone gave direction in his life. Had they not given him the direction, he may still have been washing cars. That’s the time he realized that it was his turn to pay it forward. He started volunteering his time in Maximum Security Prisons in the US. These were not small-time criminals. He started teaching them attitude and self-esteem programs. He saw their lives changed. After that, he decided that it was time to take his message to the world.

Mr. Khera’s one of the famous quote is, Success is not an accident. It is the result of your attitude and your attitude is your choice. Hence success is a matter of choice and not chance. We decide to leave the readers with this powerful quote.